JAY-Z’s Roc Nation Joins BBC’s "Noughts & Crosses" Series


U.Okay. – Roc Nation will government produce a TV collection primarily based on Malorie Blackman’s younger grownup novel Noughts & Crosses. According to Variety, the corporate can even deal with soundtrack duties for the present, whereas Mammoth Screen serves because the producer for the BBC collection.

Patrick Reardon — who will government produce for Roc Nation — instructed Variety, “We are thrilled to accomplice with Mammoth Screen and Participant Media on this collection, which explores points race and discrimination by means of such a provocative and sudden lens.”

Noughts & Crosses tells the story a 21st-century society the place folks African descent are members the ruling class and white persons are half the underclass.

Earlier this yr, Roc Nation launched its TV division. Its current TV and movie tasks embody Time: The Kalief Browder Story and Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.

Listen to a snippet Blackman’s e book beneath.